A cabinet rasp is a metal shaping tool that is commonly used by cabinetmakers to file small areas of wood without causing damage to the surface. This tool is typically utilized during the final touches of the cabinet-making process. Cabinet rasps are designed to provide a smooth finish while also preventing the removal of excess wood. They come in various types, each offering a unique grain that refers to the spacing and pattern of the teeth. Cabinet rasps are available in different shapes and sizes to cater to specific project requirements. This variety allows cabinetmakers to choose the appropriate rasp length, grain, and curve for each task.